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Discover Danube River in December 2022 on one of these 23 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Passau, Budapest, Nuremberg, Regensburg, and Bratislava during December 2022 as you enjoy cruises, river cruises, christmas market visits, cultural, and biking. Prices for trips in December 2022 range from $2,199 to $15,499 for a vacation of 6 to 15 days. Choose any of the below 23 amazing itineraries in December 2022 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Danube River trip planners.
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Visit charming Passau
$3,799
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Discover Budapest
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Enjoy wine tasting
  • Delight in a walking tour
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in …
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$5,445
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Danube Christmas Markets

Budapest to Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Discover Budapest charming town
  • Visit elegant Vienna
  • Explore Benedictine abbey
  • Experience true wonder of Christmas
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Scenic Amber and start your 8-day discovery voyage through Hungary, Germany, and Austria. Explore Budapest city, known for its museums, galleries, and artists. On your way,visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, or discover a different side of …
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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Sail a special Illuminations Cruise
  • Visit Vörösmarty Square
  • Tour the illuminated Rathaus
  • Join a guided bike tour
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Europe's Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; and while in …
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
$4,399
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore the charming city of Prague
  • Visit the largest Christmas Market
  • Walk across historical Passau
  • Take a guided biking tour of Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season with a fascinating luxury river cruise beginning in historic Prague. Continue on your small ship cruise to Nuremberg, crossing the Main-Danube Canal. Visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions began, visiting enchanting Christmas …
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Historic Nuremberg
$6,999
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Grand Christmas & New Year's

Nuremberg to Budapest - 13 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Tour to the Regensburg old city
  • Visit the Bavarian Forest village
  • Walk through the beautiful Passau
  • Enjoy an evening of music at Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special cruise is for you.Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace and see how a dusting of snow adds …
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$3,399
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European Holiday Markets

Nuremberg to Vienna - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Experience Europe on the holidays
  • Visit holiday markets in Europe
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful holiday markets in Europe.Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria.At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,599
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Danube Holiday Markets

Budapest to Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market
  • Experience a Slovakian Christmas
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Discover Vienna Art History Museum
  • Step into Benedictine Monastery
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions on this 8-day cruise through the Danube. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity. In Bratislava, where a …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market with loved ones
$3,995
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Danube Christmas Markets

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore Thurn und Taxis Palace
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit's Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Learn Jewish history in Budapest
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Revel in the spirit of Christmas on an 8-day magical Danube river cruise. Board your luxurious ship in Nuremberg, after exploring the markets of this charming Bavarian city. Cruise to historic Regensburg and explore the picturesquePalais Thurn und Taxis. Wander the sparkling streets ofVienna, with …
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Vienna
$3,499
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • Visit the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
  • Join a walking tour of Passau
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: …
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Christmas Market Square at night
$5,999
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Enchanting Christmas & New Year's

Passau to Budapest - 11 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Fancy a Artstetten Castle reception
  • Spend Christmas Day in Salzburg
  • Discover the delicacies of Slovakia
  • Enjoy a Mozart and Strauss concert
  • Warm up with mulled wine tasting
Starts / Ends:
Passau / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An 11-day festive extravaganza celebrating two holidays in grand and unforgettable style.Ring out the old year and ring in the new with art, wine and song as you cruise through four nations aboard S.S Maria Theresa during this enchanting season. Cruise the mighty Danube, visiting classic capitals …
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Passau at sunset, Germany
$3,106
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Christmastime on the Danube

Eastbound - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • Explore the city of Nuremberg
  • Have fun exploring Christmas market
  • Roam around the city of Passau
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Avalon View in Nuremberg with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, one of the most famous in the world, has dozens of stalls offering traditional wares, such as Lebkuchen, …
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Visit historic Nuremberg
$2,970
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)

7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Passion
  • Uncover the wonder of Wachau Valley
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey in Melk
  • Enjoy walking in Regensburg
  • Explore Nuremberg
Starts / Ends:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get …
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Visit historic Nuremberg
$4,945
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Danube Christmas Markets with Prague

Prague to Budapest - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Enjoy your visit in Prague
  • Visit Thurn und Taxis Palace
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Discover Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In the heart of Europe’s grand waterway region, immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the Christmas markets, which have brought festive charm to the banks of the Danube River for centuries. Delight in the magic of Prague as snow falls softly onto the cobblestoned streets, then …
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Enjoy a carriage ride at the Christmas Market
$2,999
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaverde
  • Visit Vörösmarty Square
  • Discover the Benedictine Abbey
  • Join a walking tour of Regensburg
  • Enjoy Christkindlesmarkt
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sparkling lights, the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols, enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, and sweet treats of every kind, and timeless wonders on this 8-day cruise are a feast for all your senses. Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where …
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Column on Hauptplatz in Linz
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore historic Melk
  • Sightsee in Passau
  • Visit Vienna's landmarks
  • Tour Budapest
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Feel the old-world charm and unique traditions in each town along the wayas you stroll the expansive markets for souvenirs, lifted along by the sweet and savory smells of the fresh food and local flavors. Enjoy a holiday like no other! Board the MS Amabella in Budapest and cruise eight days through …
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Christmas Market in Prague
$4,399
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Iconic Christmas Markets

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • Visit The Great Synagogue
  • Explore Rathaus
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Sample Bavaria’s specialties
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: …
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Christmas Market in Prague
$4,959
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Tour Budapest's famous buildings
  • Admire Vienna's landmarks
  • Visit beloved Christmas markets
  • Discover Prague's history
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Prague
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 13-day Christmas adventure like no other and fall in love with the European holiday season. Spend two days in Budapest before joining the MS Amabella and cruising through the charming region where many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience several …
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Christmas Market in Prague
$4,959
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Visit Shoes on the Danube
  • Tour the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Nuremberg and Regensburg’s Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; …
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